Earth City Distributing was founded in 1976 by Carl Langendorf with one goal in mind – treating customers like family and offering value for your dollar. At that time, Carl, along with his business associates, Ed Gaus and Len Scott of the Gaus-Scott Company, purchased the Yelton Supply Company, the Janitrol distributor, and renamed the company Langendorf Supply (Division of Gaus-Scott).
The company rented office/warehouse space in one of the few new buildings located in Earth City, MO at that time. Seeing the potential in the Bard Wall Mount air conditioner, Carl sold Langendorf Supply in 1975 to his employees and started a sales rep company named Earth City Distributing. Carl and Len Scott were the only two employees selling Empire gas unit heaters, grilles and registers, refrigeration supplies and Bard air conditioning products.
With focus on Bards product lineup for the industrial, mobile shelter and utility industries, ECD has become one of the largest Bard distributors in the Midwest. Pioneering Bard’s product lineup for institutional and school markets, ECD has placed the Q-Tec product in over 80 schools in Illinois and Missouri and become the leader in school indoor air quality.
Taking the reigns in 2005, Mike McManus has navigated Earth City Distributing into the healthcare field with Air Quality products and Medical Devices. These two seemingly unique industries, blend beautifully under one innovative roof.
Today, Earth City Distributing continues to operate with one goal in mind: Delivering quality products that increase IAQ and improve individual health while putting customer service at our core.